Capt Judah Woodruff

Capt Judah Woodruff

Birth
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Dec 1799 (aged 77)
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 15339871 · View Source
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Husband of Eunice Judd Woodruff. Nineth child of Joseph & Hannah Clark Woodruff of Farmington Conn.

On 22 Mar.1758 he was serving as 1st Lt. in the French-Indian War and was at the Battle of Ticonderoga. (The marker placed in recent years by the Veterans Administration says he was sgt in Capt Wadsworth's Co.). Served as captain in the Revolutionary War in the 12th Conn. Militia. Between wars he was a builder of considerable note, erecting at least 10 homes (including his own.) as well as designing and building the church in Farmington.

An article in the March 1901 issue of "The Farmington Magazine" says that there was in existence at that time some corresondence of ca 1797 between him and the Rev. Joseph Washburn, pastor of the church, in which the captain ably defended himself against the charge that "you have been guilty of a censurable breech of the Laws of Christ's Kingdom in having neglected for many years to attend upon the public worship of God..." etc. This resulted eventually in his excommunication, a not uncommon form of discipline. Two years later, nevertheless, the Rev. Timothy Pitkin, at the time of Judah Woodruff's death, spoke of his earnest piety.

His will was dated 26 July 1797, proved 20 Jan. 1800, and the Inventory of his estate two months later was $2250.28.

Their Children all born in Farmington. They are as follows:
Asenath b 19 Aug. 1753 prob died young; Charles b 9 Nov. 1759; Noadiah b 2 Nov. 1760; Judah b 6 Nov. 1763 d 1793; Eunice b 6 Nov. 1763 prob died young; A child b & d 12 Mar. 1766; A child b & d 10 Mar. 1772; Lowly bpt 24 Apr. 1774 d 4 Sept. 1854 Bennington,Vt. married Erastus Monroe of Farmington.

Per "Woodruff Genealogy" page 27 & 28 by Susan woodruff Abbott.


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  • Created by: Jeanne Robertson Coronado
  • Added: 14 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15339871
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Judah Woodruff (27 Sep 1722–17 Dec 1799), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15339871, citing Memento Mori Cemetery, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne Robertson Coronado (contributor 46852447) .